English & Scottish Work Permit Requirements

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by TheFalseNine, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...rules-age-b1764690.html?utm_source=reddit.com

    Players will be required to acquire 15 points to gain a GBE, and those who have played at least 70 per cent of international matches for a top 50-ranked nation over a two-year period (one year for youth players) will be automatically granted a GBE. That threshold will reduce depending on how high a nation is placed according to Fifa rankings with 21-30 requiring 60 per cent, 11-20 needing 40 per cent and the top 10 only 30 per cent.

    Players who do not meet the threshold of 15 points may be allowed to join a club if an Exemptions Panel approves a club’s appeal on condition they scored between 10 and 14 points.

    The statement read: “Post Brexit, clubs will not be able to sign players freely from the EU. Players from EU countries who want to play in the Premier League or EFL will be required to gain a GBE, like all other overseas players without the right to work in the UK
     
  2. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Do those automatic thresholds apply to all international matches (and potentially even youth international matches), or just competitive matches like it normally has been?
     
  3. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Okay, so i've been trying to work out how an MLS player with minimal national team experience, and without a UK passport, might complete a transfer, and i can't. MLS is a tier 4 league, according to the rankings. Playing 90 percent or more of the matches for a tier 4 club gives a player a maximum of 6 of the needed 15.
    There are additional points available, such as transfer fee being above 75 percent of all other transfer fees that year, that's 3 points (50 to 74 percent is 2) and wages, above 75 percent is 3, 50-74 is 2.
    There's the nats addition, but with the US moving up to 20 this months, that would mean 45 percent of USNMT matches.
    But without that, it's there are no points available. The new rules do seem to specify there are point for Champions League, Uefa League and Copa L as the continental championships worth of points. As those are mentioned, the lack of mention of the CONCACAF CL would seem to be excluded from the points.
     
  4. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Are you trying to figure out how Mueller is able to move to Scotland? Because I'm curious about that as well.
     
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  5. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I was trying not to make it about Mueller, but yeah, it was really about Mueller. I konw the Scottish FA was talking about making their requirements less stringent, but did they? It does not look that way.
     
  6. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  7. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    Club: Venezia F.C.
    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USA in top 10. A whole ton of players should be able to qualify for those criteria. Hopefully any USMNT player who can move will move
     

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